Whenever the death of a person shall be caused by the wrongful act, neglect or default
of another, although such death shall have been caused under such circumstances as
amount in law to a felony, and the act, or neglect, or default, is such as would,
if death had not ensued, have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and
recover damages in respect thereof, then, and in every such case, the person who,
or the corporation which, would have been liable, if death had not ensued, shall be
liable to an action for damages, notwithstanding the death of the person injured.
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